Which one? Most of them will work with the ath9k module. Open a konsole, run the command '/sbin/lspci' ( without the quotes ) and cut and paste the results for the wireless card.
Broadcom card are a little more difficult to get working. You generally need the firmware for the card. There is a tool to extract it from the windoze driver. You install the firmware, and modeprobe the correct driver. I have never done that on a live distro. You would have to read the doc for the distro.
Either card has to be configured to work with what ever wireless access point you want to connect to. ( You have to config it in windoze too. )